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, can you talk a little bit about as a result of their trip last week, what adjustments you feel the u.s. military needs to be making right now and needs to be working on because of the changes and events in terms of the u.s. oteri relationship with any of these countries? secretary gates, a baker advice on that as well. >> i'm not sure about some significant adjustments right away. i think it's really important to stay engaged with them and as i said listen to what their concerns are. they actually want us to stay with them milks the mill. i want to see, you know, the assistance immediately cut off. they won a chance in their own countries to work on this kind of change specifically. i've engaged my counterparts a number of time. they greatly appreciate the relationship and are working their way through it and they appreciate the support. it is really for them to work for this and they want to sustain the relationship. we may have to adjusted over time, but they're certainly not calling for any significant change right now. >> i would say can i just pick up on the chairman's point. i th
one u.s. agent in mexico. >> mit american history professor is on "book tv" this weekend. she has written several books. her latest was published last year. join our conversation with pauline maier on c-span2. watch previous programs at booktv.org, critique -- redefined the entire schedule on lun. >> hillary clinton reiterated her call for muammar gaddafi to step down. her remarks came at a senate foreign relations committee hearing on foreign policy priorities and funding for the state department. committee chairman john kerry says the international community should implement a no-fly zone over libya. >> good morning. this hearing will come to order. it is wonderful to welcome you here today. i know you are back from a quick trip and we appreciate this enormously all of your efforts on behalf. i cannot think of any more relevant moment. we are happy to have you here. let me say up front we have joined with our allies and have heard loudly from you muammar gaddafi must go. he has lost all legitimacy. it is important to be clear we cannot be halfway about that goal. the people of l
, and we will do it again. thank you. [applause] >> up next on c-span2, a house hearing looks at u.s. military operations in the pacific region. then former reserve charm alan greenspan discusses the economy. later, federal officials discuss plans to build high speed rail. >> a house subcommittee today looked at u.s. military capability in the pacific region. among the topics, china's rapid modernization and the moving the u.s. marine corp. facilities and operations from the japanese island to guam. witnesses including officials from the pentagon, u.s. officials, and the navy. this is just over an hour and a half. >> good afternoon, and we're calling this meeting of the readiness subcommittee to order. several of my members will be coming in in a few minutes, so just to let the witnesses know, they are in other meetings right now in subcommittees that are overlapping, and also, we expect to have a vote probably at about 2:30, so we may break briefly and go to that vote. we want to welcome our witnesses here. we think this is going to be a crucial hearing for us on our readiness in th
, currently coal, natural gas and petroleum provide the vast majority of the u.s. energy supplies over 80%. you know, our projections over the next 25 years which would assume the continuance of the current law and regulation would see a modest decline in the fuel share as other sources of energy, renewable energy in particular increase. but at least in our outlook for others to be a sycophant change from the current share of fossil energy system something would need to change in the current policy and other market trends we are not currently for seeing. >> the gentleman from new jersey is recognized. >> i thank the witnesses. the members of congress always like to think we can term short-term news stories and to immediate political benefit, and this is no less true with short-term news about gasoline prices, and i guess i would try to draw our attention to other longer-term implications of the news today, which is uprisings in the middle east show how perilous our dependence on petroleum is and the melting nuclear melting in japan shows how perilous our dependence on nuclear power is and
of state clinton will talk about u.s. relations. that is why it is there. >> today, at the house voted to eliminate federal funding for national public radio programming. we will have that debate in a few minutes. iambs newly elected prime minister was in washington today for st. patrick's day. that is later. earlier, president obama spoke at the white house about the recent events in japan. he said that u.s. officials to not expect harmful levels of radiation to reach the u.s.. the president visited the japanese embassy to sign a condolence book for the victims of last week's earthquake in tsunami. >> selling and making a statement later today. my main purpose is to state how -- we do everything we can to stand by and the spirit we feel a great urgency to provide assistance to those who have been displaced from their homes and you are suffering enormously at this moment. as i have said, i am confident that japan will rebuild. it has people who are strong, resilient, who are dedicated to their country, few are brilliant. as the vocal does this is, i'm confident that japan will emerge.
likely have to put u.s. troops on the ground to accomplish that mission, or risk killing many civilians from the air. the danger posed to our men and women in uniform would be far greater. so would the cost and our share of the responsibility for what comes next. to be blunt, we went down that road in iraq. thanks to the extraordinary sacrifices of our troops and the determination of our diplomats, we are hopeful about iraq and their future, but regime change there took eight years, thousands of american and iraqi lives, and nearly a trillion dollars. that is not something we can afford to repeat in libya. as the bulk of our military effort ratchets down, what we can do, and we will do, is support the aspirations of the libyan people. we have intervened to stop the massacre, and we will work with our allies and partners to maintain the safety of civilians. we will deny the regime arms, cut off its supplies of cash, assist the opposition, and work with other nations to hasten the day when gaddafi leaves power. it may not happen overnight. a badly weakened gaddafi is trying desperately to
say. and keep it there for a long time. >> the u.s. economy? >> almost no impact whatsoever. stock markets go up and down. they always overreact. i would not pay any attention to them. one way or the other. >> a common view. >> the only thing that makes sense is that it drops the most, but if you took seriously their estimate of the cost to japan, to claim that the wealth loss was almost $1 trillion. that is clearly not realistic at all. the drop has been too much. one reason is that the market has been then. there is not that much confidence in it. in europe, there has also been a drop in the stock market, but the same story. the u.s. stock market has been pretty resilient. nothing -- nothing much has really happened. maybe it is unfortunate, but japan is simply not a big market for the united states. we do not export much to anybody anymore. in particular we do not export a lot to japan. we worry about japan, it is too soon about a big interruption to our electronic and automobiles supplies. i do not expect that to happen. i do not think that what goes on in japan will have a big
that assumption is incorrect, creating a systemic risk. i would guess that you could give me better than u.s. tensions and other holdings are probably three% held in asian equities. question now falling fairly rapidly, can you describe if you see a systemic risk in the fall of these inequities? >> i would focus more on the basic humanitarian reconstruction challenge and containing the risk and prepare -- repairing the damage caused by the catastrophe there. it is something that japan with assistance from the world committee can achieve. it is important to recognize that we come into this challenge in the world economy in a much stronger position that we have been. you see much more confidence, i think testified here and around the world, and the resilience in the process of expansion we see under way. we want to sustain that. and they should be our focus and attention. >> i am concerned because we see toshiba and toyota stopping production. illus like we have a systemic shortage of power in japan that will cripple large publicly traded companies in being able to maintain production. >> again
if the u.s.a. and others say, ok, we're interested by your process. europe -- by the progress of tunisia. if there is this possibility, i am sure we can win together. it means that we need some new initiative. new speech by president obama. maybe. i am not taking notes of all this. new meeting for future. the g-8 effort, and it will be now maybe more successful, because before the egyptians, the two nations and others were unisians andwo na others -- there is the possibility to create, to take note othis evolution. the transitions and to create a new arab world. everyone said in washington or in paris, we do not want to impose. we just want to -- i do not know the difference. what is important -- to have ownership in the definitions of the global end in the implementations of the means. >> a question. >> thank you, minister. i would like to congratulate morocco's progress of reform on human rights. >> which you identify yourself -- would you identify yourself? >> i am from george washington university. >> it is important. the justice is the best -- the best for the society in progress. a
regional diplomacy and recommends bilateral u.s.-iran dialogue about afghanistan. this will be a more constructive role in afghanistan and will expect something in return. this is the tricky part that ambassador eisenstaedt mentioned. can the united states continue to put pressure on iran of the nuclear program and still offer them something to be haven a more constructive manner? -- to behave in a more constructive manner? it should be encouraged and not discouraged. and the energy pipelines to iran. this is a controversial topic in afghanistan, and in washington something that has been discouraged. we want health turkistan and afghanistan. it would seem that the the more ways that trade can go to india and thailand, the better. this is something that the united states will have to deal with and reconcile. pakistan right now is far more unstable than iran. i think you should keep that in mind. as ambassador eisenstaedt mentioned, we're in a similar situation as to the situation with the old soviet union. it does not have to be a zero sum game. if there's anything we have learned from
. in about 40 minutes, u.s. ambassador to the u.n., susan rice, speaks with reporters at the white house. and in about an hour, british prime minister david cameron on why his government's actions on libya. on "washington journal," we will talk about federal spending with democratic representative marcia fudge of ohio, and republican senator mark kirk of illinois. and then we will speak with an ambassador. "washington journal" is live every day at 7:00 a.m. eastern. >> you are watching c-span bringing politics and public affairs. >> you are watching c-span, bringing you politics and public affairs. every morning it is "washington journal," our live call-in program about the news of the day, connecting you with elected officials, policymakers, and journalists. weekdays, watch live coverage of the u.s. house, and on weeknights, congressional hearings and policy forums. also supreme court oral arguments. on the weekends, you can see our signature interview programs. on saturdays, "the communicators," and on sundays, "newsmakers," "q&a," and prime minister's questions from the british house
. but what if we offer the salvage in the state and the u.s. agencies and you said that's one of you would not be advocating. what are the other three that you would not be advocating? >> the four where on understand your intent and agree with it but what will get a different way of approaching implementation are the numbers nine, 21, 24 and 25. and let me say something. he wanted to know what's in my head? >> yes. >> sounds like the omission of services in the qtr was an omission. that's what's in my head. it should have been in there. you want to know what is in my head about the services ignoring services, what's in my head as i mentioned it about five times, said it was half spent and the part of the better better buying power that i think has the greatest promise, the greatest opportunity for better value. >> would you speak to number 21, aligned past performance assessment contractor proposals? that's one that you're not -- by the way, we appreciate that there's only four. [laughter] but we need to know because we need to know one, whether we need to rethink it, which is, or whether
in the president's 129,000,002,012 budget for the u.s. the board of transportation designed as a first installment of the bold six year 556 billion reauthorization proposal the lowest relative level of domestic spending since president eisenhower was in office six decades ago. that was ten administrations ago. the simple fact is we have to cut and consolidate things that aren't growing the economy or making easier, making it easier to do business in order to pay for the things that are so the department of transportation, president obama's budget slashes red tape and consolidates more than 50 programs and includes reforms that will accelerate project delivery and in power local communities. of course our major of objective is to make investments and to mauro that expand economic opportunities today. to dream big and build big hit on the cover of the budget, there is a picture of a bridge that crosses the hoover dam, connect nevada and arizona. seven years ago or more people began planning for this bridge. and if it weren't for the big thinkers and the big builders of generations ago, we wouldn't h
that we do every single day, that we have a sufficient basis for believe or to conclude that the u.s. plants continue to operate safely. we have asked ourselves the question every single day, should we take the regulatory action based upon the latest information, and because of the kind of things i outlined in my presentation, we have now reached the conclusion. >> thank you. of course the seismic risk is at the forefront of the news. we hear that -- first of all, we emphasize that the seismic design is based on the hard road map for to the horizontal dynamics of the plant. -- a horizontal dynamics of the plant. we also hear that the outbreak at fukashima had not been anticipated. we would say that in the united states, we designed our plant by looking at the historical effort but we added margins. i believe that the strongest earthquake in the united states has occurred east of the rocky it wasns, in the 1800's, between 7.7 on the richter scale, something like that. immediately you get the question, you design against those, but look at japan. if you had an earthquake with a magnitu
, can you elaborate? >> i have had the privilege in this job a traveling to half of the u.s. attorney's offices across the country. as part of our visits to make sure that we are aggressively enforcing civil rights laws and listening, we are listening and learning as i did in chicago from. sticklers north dakota muslim sheik is on committee. it really tears my heart out to listen to this story. i will never forget a trip to tennessee where and iman talks about how his son does not want to go to school because he is so scared every day. they were telling him, go home, you terrorist. this is his own. we see this across the country. we see this in a wide array of areas, employment, religious zoning context, school context. >> according to data from the equal opportunity employment commission, muslims of 0.45% of religious discrimination cases. those i mentioned earlier comprise less than 1% of the population. "there is a level of hatred and animosity that is shocking. i have been doing this for 31 years, i have never seen such an to pass the toward workers." among other things, the suit
japan. of course, hawaii is the first u.s. state to be hit with the -- with the tidal wave that follows -- followed that disaster, and it's still playing out. we still haven't done the all-clear sign in hawaii, by the way. the kinds of cuts that we're contemplating in h.r. 12, fema will have a major impact. i also want to say before i go further that our hearts go out the people of japan and we stand ready to assist them in any way. i think that it so important during a time like this that we have the resources to employ the best technology, cutting edge equipment, well-trained personnel to respond when these emergencies occur. and when this tragedy occurred in japan, in fact, the dedicated federal employees at the national weather service at the warning center were there to provide warning to the people of our islands. it aowed the coast guard, waii civil defense and other state and county officials to put into motion the state's emergency warning response plan. and this whole thing began to unfold in hawaii in the very early morning hours. i'm just grateful that all of our first respo
to be saved. they're concerned about what is going to happen in the future. in the u.s., they're not concerned so they lobby in a different direction. >> thank you. i will ask one more question. this is my second round. if you fast forward to today and look at the other end of the buchan, march 4, 2011, problems we have now, the chair has described moral hazard and the like. we talked about that. what did you do? i can anticipate your answers as i think you've given them, just to make it very clear on the record, what would you recommend march 4, 2011? >> briefly, first, i want to emphasize the things we have said. one, you need more capital. and that you need increasing capital has to be with the size of the bank's, the risk of too big to fail. it has to be that this distortion has to be eliminated. secondly, if you have a problem, you should play by the ordinary rules of capitalism. when you go into bankruptcy, you convert that to equity. it is really a version of the standard rules of capitalism. you look at the numbers back in citibank, they had enough long- term capital it was more than e
this administration has done nothing to shore up the battered u.s. dollar. and until you do that, we will not get a strong recovery. other opinion pieces. alan greenspan writing that the dodd/frank law fails to meet the test of our time. that is alan greenspan today writing in "the financial times." arofsky has a piece in "the wall street journal." guest: on the dodd/frank bill, unfortunately in the name of preventing too big to fail, it codifies too big to fail, but which is why the large institutions are borrowing at a much lower cost than it would if they did not have dodd/frank. that is another thing that has to be revisited. it is very destructive, especially for community banks and smaller banks. in terms of the housing markets, the government has gone in the way of a recovery of the housing market. we should be on the up turn now. the american people need 1.5 million new houses per year because of population increases, and because of wear and tear on old houses. we're building a fraction of that today, and most of them are rentals. i think by the government coming in and trying to force re
which he regards as a threat to the u.s. economy and the national security. now -- >> ask both for money. >> we could use it. >> and our tradition here for every guest speaker is our truly token way of saying to you to present you with a traditional npc coffee mug. thank you very much. [applause] and our final question of the day and that is we talked about him earlier, it can to block and were here with us today how would he have reported on your speech? >> the simpsons ignores what most people to hear about. details in a minute. [applause] -- before all for coming today. i would like to think the national press club staff including the library and broadcast center for helping organize today's event and finally as a reminder we can find more information about the national press club on the website if you'd like to get a copy of today's program check it out, www.press.org. and we are adjourned. [applause] [inaudible conversations] each and voters went to the polls on saturday and approved the constitutional changes of the country gets ready for parliamentary and presidential elections le
and the u.s. government, i give special credit to dr. ash carter. this by the joint site strikers will be cheaper and we are in a condition to bring concept of this in a way that'll keep the cost under control without growing. >> again, i appreciate that and working to the time i've been in congress, i've just seen where we slow down the purchase and then it raises the cost. the theory is later the cost is too high when often times we've done it and that is my concern. >> one of our new initiatives is a long-range penetrating bomber. and the criterion can be done when we began to discuss this as i don't want to have this in a situation where we end up with egg on their that cost $2 billion apiece and we can only buy 20 of them. and what if you lose one evilest 5% of your force. so we are looking to build in this new bomber program each 100 of these bombers, but not make mistakes in terms of the previous programs were good, having contracted using unproven technology so one of the benefits in one of the reasons we think we can afford a new penetrating bomber is for the most part we
like you have have to change it in the u.s., and you have to try by winning the elections and a democratic way. -- in a democratic way. they wanted to take over and change the constitution and make a communist country. did they do it? nope. there are ways to accommodate that, but they will not be able to do. especially if we have a strong parliament and strong women in and, and we are part of supporting that. so, conclusion -- we should keep an eye on it. because the argument of women as you know is a fundamental point not only for us, but for millions of afghans right now. in this area where the taliban has been taking over, they have been very sensitive and careful this time as to not overplay, although we heard some awful incidents. here is the optimist, they must learn the lesson that the afghans are not really any more for that. but we have to cross that bridge. ,egarding the role of the ngo's you are right. at the moment, there is not of human crisis in afghanistan but there could be. secondly there is poverty and where the civilians casualty's are suffering. there i
with the total cost for the of the programs. that's how messed up it is. the u.s. government also spends1 about 63 billion on 18 different domestic food and nutrition programs. and about $3 billion on 20 hom otmelessness programs.eport n and the report notes, and i'm ce quoting, this can create unnecessary work for both providers and applicants and may result in the use of more administrative resources than ta are needed. let me translate that. that means we have to muchsteful bureaucracy and to much wastefue spending, so the money doesn't n actually get to the people it'sg intendedet to help. it gets spent in the bureaucracy. als we also haove h another almost $60 million spent on over 100 duplicated and fragmented surface transportation programs, 100 of them. and so, while i am troubled thae the $61 billion from the house just isn't enough to tackle thet problem, i am astounded by what the other side of the ogle has done.grams te tal it also continues many of the wasteful programs the we talkedt about. blic the corporation for public broadcasting has come underbvio, fire. obviously npr this m
they are expanding output -- china has become a large export market for u.s. markets so that is not all in the negative. i would emphasize a long run energy policy so that we're not having this conversation every summer. we know that in the summer the demand -- that in the summer, demand goes up. we are having the same conversation again and again, year after year. whether energy efficiency, domestic production, or other energy policies to alternative fuels, it is important that we think those three. price of fuel is one risk. financial problems in europe remain a concern. a year ago, it felt we were getting momentum. the events in greece and some of these spooked financial markets, much like it does, so we continue to monitor the events in europe. third, the housing market remains in the dumps. there are maybe 5 million vacant homes, so i think it seems unlikely that with the reserve army of unemployed homes that it will become rebounding rapidly in the near future. that said, the impact of the housing sector on gdp growth, a major negative drag in 2008 and 2009, its impact on gdp grow
thank you for your valuable advice to the u.s. treasury and to our president. i have had lots of meetings with representatives of financial services. i want to say that texas this is the overt act fees. banks also are concerned they might this another key source of revenue. having seen how consumers are struggling with the increase in the cost of groceries, gasoline, many having lost their jobs and homes, i cannot help but want to troot for your work and say that consumers need protection. they do not have the lobbyists and we have been congress working to protect the representatives of all the financial-services. tell us what we can do in congress to ensure that this law is implemented and that it will help our consumers get jobs and hopefully put our country back into what we experienced during the 1990's. >> thank you. that is a heartfelt question. i wrestle with the issues you describe everyday. america's families have been on the r opes for a long time. many families have turned to debt only to find what they thought would be temporary was far more dangerous and costly th
of afghanistan that can make the operating environment even more difficult for u.s. government employees and contractors. a reasonable agreement must be reached so there's a successful transition to afghan security forces, but counterinsurgency and development goals can't be put in jeopardy. in pakistan, united states continues to demonstrate commitment to an enduring strategic partnership focused on economic, military, and police assistance to help root out extremists and support other rite call investments. for israel, this budget includes more than $3 billion to have a strong military presence in a volatile region. while it doesn't have planned reductions for columbia and moment koa, there's a focus on these countries and the neighbors in the region. the subcommittee needs to hear more about how the funding asked will sustain gains over the last decade and help mexico build the constitutions it needs to forge a lasting front against the cartels. in closing, i want to thank the men and women of this country serving overseas, especially those placed in the most difficult circumstances.
and together the u.s. and to try to the get some of the ideas that might move constitutional forward and there's no doubt there are things without the fundamental change, the structure dayton would allow functionality, i know the president uses a lot to focus on functional become a but the big difficulty that i see is that right now has the president said, people look to the constitution and the structures to protect their interest rather than building a political culture of trust. and if the whole sense of we can only move forward by building veazey leverett and rigid institutions is the only way to protect your interest it will be very difficult to get the function of at the heart what is needed is for the political among the constituent nations of bosnia and on the political leaders and the likes of that they can reach a political understanding. if they recognize people want to exploit the other because they might lose the next election and be on the other side and the difficult political culture that allows them to look forward one of the issues will be easier to deal with that without som
congressional district in california of the u.s. house of representatives for a decade. in congress representative honda is a member of the powerful house appropriations committee to richard of the congressional asia pacific american caucus, co-chair of the democratic caucus new media working group and house democratic senior with and the original author of the equity and excellence commission now housed in the u.s. department of education. he includes the silicon valley. anybody from california? there we go. [applause] [cheering] is the birthplace of the technology innovation and now the country's leading developer of green technology. mike has dedicated his life to public service and lauded for his work on education, civil rights, national service, immigration, transportation, the environment and high-tech issues. serving as a california state assembly member, senator kafta for the supervisor san jose unified school board member, peace corps volunteer in el salvador and with over 30 years of education as a teacher, principal and school board member, his commitment to serving the p
, the university of arizona rehnquist center and the arizona state university cronkite school of journalism. u.s. district court judge vaughn walker presents the history of cameras in the courtroom. last august judge walker ruled california's proposition 8 ban on the same-sex marriage was unconstitutional. this is 40 minutes. >> if you could take your seats i think we are ready to get started. >> before the third panel this afternoon, we are going to have life untold is an extremely interesting and entertaining presentation on cameras in the courtroom. and it's going to be presented by judge vaughn walker of the u.s. district court for the northern district of california. [applause] >> thank you, sally. following the justice o'connor puts me in mind of that observation or remark that the great waters made during the try younce for the musical has thousands here and was asked by the producer whether she might it following maryland miller and clifton webb in a song and dance number they thought was going to be a showstopper, he said no, mr. hart, i don't mind it at all being on a hot state. [laugh
have a u.s. marine corps army soldier do it, we are talking about $54,000 a year for the average soldier. $54,000 a year versus $450,000 per year. that goes the same for usa id. they do wonderful work. but when we get to the contractors' side, the price goes through the roof. people are saying, "advertised this stuff and we will save money." i spend a lot of time at the v.a. quite frankly, the biggest problem i have is when nurses and therapists are being stolen away by private hospitals in the area. the one thing that keeps my nurses, doctors, and staff in place at the v.a. is that they are so proud to serve veterans. it is their commitment to veterans. they love their job because they are caring for the united states uniformed veterans. they are working at a lower rates than private-sector hospitals. they are stealing them away. i see a lot of this acrimony and attacks on federal employees. it is not borne out under the facts. you raise a good point about how we could do this better moving forward. president kelly, i want to ask you -- in terms of the folks you are seeing, we a
to the definition of u.s. waters that would perpetuate de lis and permits and land-use decisions. we are hearing from a number of people in the private sector say look, this isn't helpful. we need to have clarity. we need to know what is appropriate and not to read a lot of the builders are saying we can't move forward until we have clarification and permits that allow us to do our work. the epa needs to be allowed to carry out the law but the congress and the court has authorized and to carry out. the bush administration's epa administrator as well as you, ms. jackson, determine the greenhouse gas emissions do in fact endanger the health of our citizens. ms. jackson, you've done your job and actually issued an indian term and finding and are now required as we know to regulate emissions. the law requires you to. if congress no longer wants them cleaned up to improve america's health in congress should stop the fecund vba otherwise the epa is violating the law by not enforcing it. and actually you want to cut costs in this country you should allow the clean air act to do its job, the report rele
, your way. >> general david petraeus commands u.s. forces in afghanistan and will be on capitol hill tomorrow to give his assessment on the security situation in afghanistan. the u.s. is scheduled to begin withdrawing forces this summer from that country. live coverage from the senate armed services committee at 9:30 a.m. eastern on c-span3. later, the assistant secretary of the navy for energy and the environment will testify about u.s. military operations in the pacific, including japan. live coverage from the house armed services subcommittee on readiness starts at 2:00 p.m. eastern. now, discussion on u.s. public transportation policy. deputy transportation secretary discusses the obama administration's transportation budget priorities for next year. we'll also hear from an ohio congressman and an oregon congressman. the american public transportation association hosted this conference. >> good morning. you can do better than that. good morning. i think we are almost there. if you could take your seats, we would like to get this morning's opening session underway. good morning ag
on the tv to help feed the children. now they are putting u.s. children in there. i wish they would amend that and make it not north american free trade but make it north american fair trade because the blue- collar labor of the united states is not surviving here. we cannot protect or clothe our own. we have to take care of home first. guest: thank you and i appreciate your thoughtful comments. i visit the food banks in westchester county, n.y., and the numbers have just increased dramatically, not just the people who are out of work, but people who have low-paying jobs and cannot afford to feed their family. that is why i and working so hard in the congress to focus on jobs, jobs, jobs. to me, this is what our primary responsibility is it. when the unemployment rate keeps climbing, we have to focus on jobs. i agree with you that putting people to work is uppermost and is why i support the programs of the small business administration. in my community, i have seen jobs in the biotech field, going from 400 to about 1600. another company that installs solar panels went to half a dozen peop
congressman henry waxman on u.s. energy policy. >> with congressional chronicle, if you can follow every word from the house and senate floor on one, track daily time lines, read transcripts, and find an archive on every member. on this schedule, a joint meeting of congress with the julia delauro. gillard.a >> former cia director james woolsey talks about environmental issues and how they impact national security. he spoke at the jewish council for public affairs. >> thank you, rabbi sapper sting. we have had very inspiring and compelling presentations from senator klobuchar, and now we turn to jim woolsey. we're so pleased that you will share your expertise. we will turn this to you now. >> i was quite honored to be asked to be with you today. i spent 22 years as a washington lawyer and some time out at the cia in the clinton administration. i am honored to be invited into any polite company. [laughter] two years ago, when eugene mccarthy was working on the nomination, we have been involved in some of these things of one kind or another for a long time. that me start by -- let me start by ca
rate in the u.s. economy is? 3.1%. we're growing faster on average than we have over the past 50 years. now unemployment is still 9% and some people will say to me well, that's proof right there that this economy isn't fixed and in fact, how can we have growth when unemployment is so high? i want you to think about this for a second. some of you probably asked that question. how can the economy grow with unemployment at 9 or 10%. you know what my answer to that question is? how can it not? that's a little zen. jiujitsu. the unemployment rate is so high it has to come down. you know history. what happens every time the unemployment rate goes up? it comes back down. what happens when it goes down , it goes back up. do you think all of that stopped? it's just over now? we're not going to improve anymore? see i don't buy that. when do you get the flu? when you're feeling awful. -- excuse many, when you're feeling great. you get over the flu when you're feeling awful. right? and that's the way the economy is. and yet somehow we have come to believe that underneath something is broken in the
how credentializing was, and their mentalist, ph.d. or u.s. senator. i would take my leave from those who have been on the ground. make no mistake, i feel as if we are in a war here at home. in this battle we look to you as our commander. on that map, those constituents, your troops, they are sending the message, but we are not listening. while the land is not scientific it does show firsthand experiences are providing us the the the the we need. they are reporting to me for help because they are concerned the pollution in their town as what is making them and their children six. i will continue to work diligently to get there for greater information and report what it is that they are seeing. this map i believe begs us all to do so. we must listen and learn from what these people and the affected communities are telling us. we can't just sit back and the safety of the offices and our own homes and hear these stories and think that isn't possible. the reports say it can't happen. i'm here to tell you today they do happen and they are happening. in april 2010, the president's council d
of the population we serve which is pretty much the whole u.s. by the end of 2013, 2014. and they are actually faster and will deliver between 512 megahertz down and three megabits up that is a conservative estimate so they can do video quite well which wasn't possible a few years ago so that changes how people use the technology and if you look at the amount of traffic people think will be going over the networks it is mind-boggling. it's part of what because people are creating content, they are not any longer looking at it, they are sending it the other direction and many cases during two-way video communications. those are also content by the way. we shouldn't ignore when lee talks about creating content is not just things on youtube it's also between two people, video conversations and so forth. communication is content. it's not just about watching movies. what are the other drivers is the device in the home that would be connected more and more. if you look back in 1966 in those days you didn't have many options if he wanted to use different kinds of media. newspapers, broadcast tv's, m
is happening. >> i come from a law enforcement background. i spent eight years at the u.s. attorney's office. during budget freezes and hiring freezes, i think you for your generous support during this crisis for our resources. but those budget cuts and freezes have a direct impact on the ability of those offices to put people in jail, to lock people up, to hold people accountable. >> but does it also have an impact -- you said that you know how the market is viewing dodd- frank. he talked about the possibility that dodd-frank operates and they look at it and say, you know what? we are not so worried about it because you said to-be-to-fail. but could it be that they see an effort to take the money from out of these agencies so they can properly enforce and carry out dodd-frank? >> it may be part of that perception issue. the bottom line is that the regulatory agencies that are charged with natalie implementing dodd-frank, but also law enforcement goals and enforcement goals -- i am thinking specifically of the sec -- when you take away funding, it may be that they will reallocate resources t
threat to the safety of the people. from the start, president obama has stressed that the role of the u.s. military would be limited in time and scope. our mission has been to use america's unique capabilities to create the conditions for the no-fly zone and to assist in meeting urgent humanitarian need. as expected, we are already seeing a significant reduction in the number of u.s. planes involved in operations as the number of planes from other countries increase in numbers. today, we are taking the next step. we have agreed, along with our nato allies, to transition command and control for the no- fly zone over libya to nato. all 28 allies have also now authorized military authorities to develop and operations plan for nato to take on the broader civilian protection mission under resolution 1973. nato is well-suited to coordinate this international effort and ensuring that all participating nations are working effectively together toward our shared goal. this coalition includes countries beyond nato, including arab partners. and we expect all of them to be providing important politica
at solution. let me be clear and state up front that the u.s. has a significant problem with muslim radicalization. i'm muslim and i realize it's my problem and i need to fix it. that's what i'm trying to do. it's unfortunate that you have some of the best work on radicalization is being done by nonmuslimsike nypd record on radicalization. most muslim groups condemn that report when we should have been doing that report. let me state clearly it is a problem that we can only solve. christians, jews, nonmuslims cannot solve muslim radicalization. yes, there may be other types of violent extremism, but that cannot be solved by nonmuslims. so we can close our eyes and pretend it doesn't exist. we can call everybody a bigot or islamaphobe, but you're not going to solve the problem and the pblem is increasing exponentially. i hope we can get behind this blind concept of violent extremism. radicalization is a continuum. cooperation is a continuum. i personally have never known a muslim that wouldn't report somebody about to blow something up or commit an act of violence, but that's a final
. this is endorsed by the american farm bureau, the u.s. chamber of commerce, the osteopathic association and americans for tax reform. grover in order quist wrote he was partilarly pleased. that's because it reduces federal spend big $20 billion over the next 10 years and reduces e deficit by $166 million over that same time. that's probably why the bill is supported by americans for prosperity and the national taxpayers union as well. at this time i'd like to request unanimous consent that the list of supporting groups be entered into the record. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. mr. camp: mr. speaker, today we have the opportunity to come together and advance a bill that is a win for small business, a win for families, and a win for taxpayers across america. cast a yes vote for h.r. 4 and give them that win and i reserve the plans of my time. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from michigan rise? >> i yield myself such time as i may consume. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman may proceed. mr. levin: let's be clear what the issue to is today. the
think actually it's an issue for journalism education. >> i think at least in the u.s., almost two thirds of the students in journalism schools are females and so i think to some extent of giving them the training incentive to mentor young journalism students is that they have been there had the idea that maybe they should do that. and i think also going back to barbara's issue about skills or compliments, i think that it takes a particular tenacity to be an investigative reporter. you have to be willing to stick with something to get your foot in the door. i do student. i used to teach investigative repealing as what i taught at a university. my most aggressive student was a female. even on a story assignment for class, she said they found out this guy wasn't going to give her an interview, so she found out what time he came to work and she was there to meet him at 7:00 a.m. when she arrived. and she interviewed him outside the door of his office building because he wouldn't give her an interview. so i think it takes a certain amount -- it could start much earlier than just in the
in pennsylvania. although we remember three mile island as the worst nuclear accident in u.s. history, it's also important to remember that no one was hurt at three mile island. as i said before, there has never been a death resulting from a commercial nuclear accident in american history. what happened at three mile island was basically an operator failure, a valve failed, and when the automatic safety mechanism kicked in, the operators overrode it because they became confused by the number of alarms. three mile island completely changed the american nuclear industry. the kennedy commission appointed by president carter analyzed the problems, made many recommendations, almost all of which have been put into practice. the valve that started the whole thing had failed nine times before in other reactors but the manufacturer tried to keep it a secret. people in the nuclear industry then just didn't talk to each other. now safety is a top priority of the nuclear industry. the institute of nuclear power operations collectively shares best practices to achieve the highest levels of safety as well as
to that it appealed to the u.s. supreme court asking them to grant cert in the case in virginia. the administration has opposed that decision to expedite, but that is now before the court. the court will make a decision on whether they intend to expedite this case. >> i have a number of questions for the record. i will submit them in writing. my final question is on nih. several years ago we passed a reform bill to this committee that was signed into law. that bill was a reauthorization bill that lapsed several years ago and is up for renewal. i will encourage chairman at upton to have a hearing and we reauthorization. in that was the creation of a common fund to try to get more cross-examination between the various nih organizations. have you followed that? if so, can you give an update on how you believe that common fund is operating? >> i know that the new director of the nih has taken a great interest in the common fund and has been actively involved in not only seeking to fill gaps in research, but directing it to the most promising options that he feels in the research field. i think it has b
, standards and technology, john hopkins university, and the u.s. army among others. all this testing confirmed that the radiation dose is well within established standards. they are incapable of producing the energy required to generate radiation at a level to exceed the established standards. fail safe mechanisms are up stalled to shut the machines down should they begin operating in unexpected ways. multiple tests occur on each individual unit before it is used to screen passengers. ongoing tests goes on every unit to confirm safe continued operation. additional testing is tested if a machine is relocated. they are required to notify fda and tsa if they have radiation levels above the standard. we committed to all radiation tests online so the public can see for themselves if their home airports have safe technology. while reviewing older reports, there were errors in the contractor's recordkeeping. we are taking steps to ensure they are not repeating including testing those where they are an error, retraining the work force. they are doing those surveys, extending the evaluation o
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